Sunday, 15 February 2015
54 mm Pulp
Just a quick one. Firstly, a big Welcome Aboard to James, of the The Dancing Cake Tin. Thank you for the very kind comments regarding my Blog.
Secondly, I inquired on that most esteemed of Forums - Littlewars, on the subject of 54mm Pulp. A genre very well supported by the manufacturers of 28mm figures but not so much in this, the one True Scale! The general consensus I gathered from the responses was that obviously Demand and Supply play a big factor in helping manufacturers decide what subjects to produce, but there was indeed a number of figures that could be converted with little or no effort. The Marx Daktari and Gangster sets, Accoutrements Angry Mob set, AiPs Boers, cowboys etc.
Notwithstanding the above I thought I would have a go at converting a few figures myself.
From left to right they are as follows:
Tough with Baseball Bat - Airfix Multi Pose with puttied trousers and cap.
Charbens Arab with DSG replacement sword
Dr H.W.Jones - Multipose with scratchbuilt Fedora. Whip is from stretched sprue. A fortunate accident...whilst stretching the sprue over the gas flame it slipped from my grasp and assumed a really good "whip"shape! His belts were cut from thick foil from an aluminium roasting tray. The buckles were cut from square mesh and superglued on.
Bad Guy - Knock off Chinese Red Indian torso, Dorset Soldiers Sikh head and lower body my own sculpt. DSG scimitar.
Charbens Arab - as above and lastly,
Female Adventurer - Pirate from Pirate vs Skeltons playset with puttied additions.
Obviously a lot more work to be done, especially on the eyes. Still trying to get rid of that "Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud"look.
Updates as the project progresses.